Neuroscience discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of how the brains of our children learn, function, and grow. We have always known that play is important and children learn by having fun, but did you know that play also develops and strengthens the brain’s critical executive function skills? Other benefits include enhanced brain structures and function, and the development of 21st Century Skills like problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity. Join us as we share with you the amazing benefits of play and how you can help your children and students tap into their brain’s superpower! Read more In this video, the presenters help us understand the type of play activities that build different executive function skills. In addition, the viewer will increase their awareness of the many benefits of play and how it helps to foster pro-social skills, develop cognitive and language skills, and foster safe, stable, and nurturing relationships with adults. For families, play increases parent engagement and improves relationships and connections. Play is also one of the best activities to help with stress. This session helps heighten your awareness by unlocking the benefits of play beyond the notion of fun, and by doing so, helps you build the skills in children and youth needed to be thrive and be successful in the game of life.
Kelly Spanoghe, Ed.S.
Angelique McKoy, LGPC, NCC, CTP